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dc.contributor.authorZucker, Howarden_US
dc.contributor.authorAhn, Royen_US
dc.contributor.authorSinclair, Samuel Justinen_US
dc.contributor.authorBlais, Marken_US
dc.contributor.authorNelson, Brett Den_US
dc.contributor.authorBurke, Thomas Fen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-11-03T17:39:42Z
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifier.citationZucker, Howard, Roy Ahn, Samuel Justin Sinclair, Mark Blais, Brett D Nelson, and Thomas F Burke. 2014. “Development of a scale to measure individuals’ ratings of peace.” Conflict and Health 8 (1): 17. doi:10.1186/1752-1505-8-17. http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1752-1505-8-17.en
dc.identifier.issn1752-1505en
dc.identifier.urihttp://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:13347535
dc.description.abstractBackground: The evolving concept of peace-building and the interplay between peace and health is examined in many venues, including at the World Health Assembly. However, without a metric to determine effectiveness of intervention programs all efforts are prone to subjective assessment. This paper develops a psychometric index that lays the foundation for measuring community peace stemming from intervention programs. Methods: After developing a working definition of ‘peace’ and delineating a Peace Evaluation Across Cultures and Environments (PEACE) scale with seven constructs comprised of 71 items, a beta version of the index was pilot-tested. Two hundred and fifty subjects in three sites in the U.S. were studied using a five-point Likert scale to evaluate the psychometric functioning of the PEACE scale. Known groups validation was performed using the SOS-10. In addition, test-retest reliability was performed on 20 subjects. Results: The preliminary data demonstrated that the scale has acceptable psychometric properties for measuring an individual’s level of peacefulness. The study also provides reliability and validity data for the scale. The data demonstrated internal consistency, correlation between data and psychological well-being, and test-retest reliability. Conclusions: The PEACE scale may serve as a novel assessment tool in the health sector and be valuable in monitoring and evaluating the peace-building impact of health initiatives in conflict-affected regions.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherBioMed Centralen
dc.relation.isversionofdoi:10.1186/1752-1505-8-17en
dc.relation.hasversionhttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4189546/pdf/en
dash.licenseLAAen_US
dc.subjectMetricsen
dc.subjectGlobal healthen
dc.subjectDeveloping worlden
dc.subjectConflict zonesen
dc.subjectPeace-buildingen
dc.subjectScaleen
dc.titleDevelopment of a scale to measure individuals’ ratings of peaceen
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.description.versionVersion of Recorden
dc.relation.journalConflict and Healthen
dash.depositing.authorAhn, Royen_US
dc.date.available2014-11-03T17:39:42Z
dc.identifier.doi10.1186/1752-1505-8-17*
dash.contributor.affiliatedBlais, Mark
dash.contributor.affiliatedSinclair, Samuel Justin
dash.contributor.affiliatedAhn, Roy
dash.contributor.affiliatedNelson, Brett
dash.contributor.affiliatedBurke, Thomas


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